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at the vatican to choose a successor to pope benedict. and tonight, a cbs reporter shows us, there are new hints of scandal clouded of pope's final days. >> in a final address today, benedict thanked church officials for helping him bear the weight. the italian media has been riddled with alleged scandals, including the existence of a gay lobby of homosexual priests within the church high . the latest stories are centered on an investigation by three cardinals into the scandal that resulted in the conviction of the pope's butler for stealing secret documents. today, the vatican issued a blast of defusion of news that is often unverified, unverifyable and false, with serious damage to people and institutions. the main concern seems to be the effect the news could have on the cardinals when they enter the conclave to choose the next pope. scottland's cardinal summed it up this way. >> knowing the person who might choose will be assuming increasi heavy responsibilities, not just for the roman catholic church, but for itself. >> benedict remains busy with the responsibility of fare well. today i
will be watching. >>> pope benedict xvi hiding in plain site, and deadline approaching on capitol hill, how does budding heads over spending cuts could effect all of us. >> sunshine on a sunday but there is a storm system approaching the west coast. will we see rain here from the storm system? clear night tonight over the beautiful bay bridge, low temperatures tonight and when we hit 70 again. that is coming up. ,,,, ,,,, his last sunday blessing at vatican. but while the pope may be ste . >>> president obama delivered his last sunday bless -- pope benedict xvi delivered his last sunday blessing. from have itcon city with detail -- vatican city with details. >> reporter: he assured the 100,000 people in st. peters square he wasn't abandoning the church. he said he would continue to suv but in a way more suitable to my age and strength. pope benedict xvi goes into what he call as new life for prayer and meditation. >> in the name -- >> reporter: they claimed he encaged in inappropriate contact with him years ago. the scandals didn't worry her. >> it is in god's hands. >> reporter: he sympathized.
is resigning. pope benedict xvi enforced the doctrine to the joy of some catholics and to the dismay of others. now many wonder which way will the church go next? the 85-year-old german pontiff said advanced age and poor health are forcing him to step down. >> it's like watching your own dad get old and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being the head of the family involves. >> benedict xvi will remain pope until february 28. the college of cardinals will gather to elect a new pope. >>> so, who will be the next pontiff? cardinals have always, at least in the last several centuries, picked a european priest. this time those considered top contenders are from around the world including canada, ghana, and nigeria. >>> select a pope is a process full of tradition and intrigue as well. there is a lot of talk about the new pope being from a developing nation, but one catholic historian tells kpix5 reporter, david jackson, odds are the new pope will look like the previous ones. >> the next pope will have an easier path ahead of him. the sex scandal involving priests came to light under
. pope benedict xvi changed the law of conclave. it allows the college of cardinals who skip the previously required 15-day waiting period before electing a successor. >> do it as quickly as possible. >> i'm very surprised. >> in place before easter week, which begins on march 24. >>> the upcoming election will make bay area history. >> for the first time, a former san francisco archbishop will be participating. kpix5 tells us, the historic vote may be over shadowed by a host of events leading up to it. >> a man of prayer. a person who has shown qualities of leadership. >> cardinal william, the former archbishop of san francisco and once the most powerful american listed some of the qualities he will look for when he goes to rome to select a new pope. >> the facility and the major languages is very helpful. >> but what he called this solemn duty may be over shadowed. the conclave of cardinals is happening in the middle of several church controversies. scotland's keith o'brian said he will not participate after allegations he made unwanted sexual advances. and cardinal
tens of thousands of peoplew up for the final sunday blessing by pope benedict. weather ad libs "@ 01:00:21;09 swa . >>> in vatic city, ts of thousands of people show up for the final sunday blessing by pope benedict xvi. >> and just in time for sunday breakfast, we have a forecast with nothing that is sunny side up. the entire forecast in a few minutes. >> and i call this murder/suicide of critical government services and this is going to crash our economy. >> the blame game continues on capitol hill. eric swallowwell sounds off on the sequester stalemate. >> it's a 30 sunday, february 24th. >> we have a lot of news to cover in the next hour. the questions about high-speed rail on the peninsula and a possible solution to a lot of neighborhoods concerns. state senator jerry hill joins us. >> and the latest d.c. fiscal crisis, the quester situation that can happen on friday and. >> some questions. what has sealions acting strangely? first, some other news from north nature. an earthquake shock up the freemont area this morning and a lot of people said they felt it. >> it was smal
but critiques say it may encourage i will legal i'm sorry. >>> today pope benedict xvi pleased thousands of pilgrims from his window at st. peter's square. >> cbs reporter samey johnson explain why some think the pope should not participate. >> reporter: there is much debate on who will replace pope benedict xvi, stepping down due to health. the papal's conclave is a closed-door conference. among the 100-plus cardinals to attend, cardinal mahoney. cath likes united, with 50,000 members, make up the national group with 1,600 here in los angeles. they oppose cardinal mahoney taking part in the conclave given the church sexual abuse scandal. >> it is unbelievable that he would go there. i think it is just wrong. >> reporter: catholics united started a petition asking cardinal mahoney to recluse himself from the conclave. but not all catholics agree that the cardinal should it is out of the conclave. >> he is still part of the growing catholic church, so, i believe he should be involved. >> reporter: yet others like louise brown are not sure. alities we are need in of forward thinking
benedict after he retires? also, what happens to the ring? the ring is usually destroyed when a pope dies. the pope hasn't retired in 600 years. so, the church is entering somewhat unchartered territory. >>> tomorrow is ash wednesday. the start of lent. that means mardi gras and of course, new orleans. a live look where the party officially ended ten minutes ago. >> cbs reporter is in the french quarter right now. what's -- it is still cooking behind you it looks like. >> yeah, it certainly is. hard to tell that mardi gras is officially over. actually, we are taking part in one of many traditions that is part of the carnival here in new orleans. the new orleans police department actually just came through on horseback and police vehicles signifying the end of mardi gras and beginning of lent. they are basically telling revelers it's time to go home. if history is any indication, they'll pour on to the streets to party well into the morning. in the french quarter, the mardi gras celebrations went on for blocks and will likely stretch well into the morning. katie just arrived from austral
. >>> a conclave to elect the next pope could start sooner than march 15th. pope benedict stunned the world this week by announcing his retirement effective february 28th. he's the first pontiff in 600 years to step down and is staying in office until death. church rules say the conclave is to start 15 to 20 days after the papsy becomes vacant but -- papacy becomes vacant but the vatican is trying the waive the rules. the pope though that has to approve to change before he resigns. >>> gas prices are not expected to go down anytime soon. the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide is $3.67. that's an increase of 12 crepts in the past week alone. experts say gas prices normally rise in late march through early may as refiners switch over to the summer blend. the highest price we found in the bay area is in san francisco, $4.49 a gallon. >>> garbage collection rates could increase by 3% of the redwood city council approves proposed new rates. it would be the third rate hike in three years. they are said to be behind the need for the increase. last year the city council approved a 7.
'll be one of his last services before retiring next month. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi treated it as business as usual. but usual days don't draw crowds like this. an estimated 50,000 faithfuls at st. peters square. his recent service was in spanish. asking the crowd to pray for the next pope. in italian, he understands the difficulty of the decision. >> reporter: do we want to follow the eye? or god, yeah? the individual interest for that is really good. from street level, the pope was the near white speck and the voice. >> we came to see the pope because we know since he's leaving this will be one of his last public appearances. so we felt that we should be here to witness it. >> we knew that sunday would be an opportune time. one of the last few times to see him as pope. >> reporter: the expectation is that there will be a new pope in time for easter. but that assumed with the -- but that they assumed with that to happen. >> now listen for a couple of years, don't invite me anywhere. i will stay here and try to rebuild that general organization of the church. >> a manager? >
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